Carol Ann (League) Paddick


Carol Ann (League) Paddick, age 78 of Sumner, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 14, 2020 at Lavender Ridge Assisted Living for Memory Care in Olney.

Carol was born in Platte, SD on August 28, 1942 to Homer H. and Dorothea (Adams) League. She married Donovan “Don” Paddick on December 16, 1960 in Puyallup, WA. Together, they raised their family in Crawford County.

Those preceding her in death include: her parents- Homer and Dorothea League: in-laws- Wilvin and Lovel Paddick: her brother- Kenneth League: nephew- Jason League: and brother-in-law- Raymond Grove.

Carol is survived by: her husband of 59 years- Don: three children- Katrina (Jay) Plese, Donnie (Tammy) Paddick, and Gayle (David) Appel: five grandchildren- Bridgitte, Matthew, and Macey Paddick and Grace and Grant Appel: and one great-grandchild- Paisley Paddick: one sister- Rita (Ken) Stancato: two brothers- Fran (Karen) League and Homer “Gene” (Sharon) League: three sisters-in-law- Judy League, Barb Grove, and Phyllis (Jerry) Croslow: one brother-in-law- Garry (Paula) Paddick: and many nieces and nephews.

Carol moved from South Dakota with her family for her senior year of high school to Puyallup, WA and graduated from Puyallup High School. She met her husband Don while he was stationed at Ft. Lewis, WA. Prior to moving back to Illinois, she worked in the banking field. After raising her family, she worked at Groff Equipment and later as auto finance manager for Wiseman’s Dealership in Robinson and Wilson’s in Vincennes, IN. She was actively involved in church teaching Sunday School, serving at Beulah Bible Camp in Eldorado, and was a leader in Lawrence County 4-H. She was a member of the Bethlehem New Light Church in Sumner. Traveling around the United States became a special joy for Don and Carol; they have traveled to 48 states, missing Delaware and Rhode Island.

Carol was lovingly cared for in her home by her husband Don, with the assistance of Becky Hahn. A special thank you to all of the wonderful and caring staff of Lavender Ridge who helped with her care for the last 15 months.

A private funeral will be held, and Carol will be laid to rest at Waggoner Cemetery. However, a public walk-through visitation will be held at the Cunningham Funeral Home in Bridgeport on Friday, September 18, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Chauncey Community Club directly or through the funeral home. Online condolences can be sent to the family at